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Help Prepare for the Safest Possible Flight - Get Your Safety App Today!

1 month 2 weeks ago

Pilots all strive to be the best they can and safety is always of primary importance.  One of the biggest challenges is to fully understand the potential risks before a flight so as to make informed decisions and then be prepared for anything that might happen once airborne.  To help with this challenge, a number of the safety partners in the European Safety Promotion Network – Rotorcraft (ESPN-R) – have developed some very useful Safety Apps that are now available to all pilots, for free!

EASA and DGAC of Mexico formalise partnership in aviation safety

2 months 1 week ago

On 9 July 2019, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) concluded a Working Arrangement with the Directorat General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) of Mexico. 

The Working Arrangement formalises a reinforced partnership between the two organisations, defines EASA's assistance to the Mexican DGAC in terms of institutional and regulatory harmonisation, and aims at facilitating the Mexican DGAC acceptance or validation of EASA certificates.

Rotorcraft – A Key Priority For Safety in Europe

2 months 2 weeks ago

Rotorcraft operations are a vital part of the European aviation system.  Helicopters perform a wide range of important tasks that involve the carriage of passengers including offshore commercial air transport, Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), air taxi or sightseeing).  They are also involved in many specialised operations such as agricultural work, sling/load operations or photography.  Additionally, helicopters also fly in non-commercial roles such as General Aviation and for training/instructional purposes.  Pending the launch of EASA’s Rotorcraft web portal, this web page p

First building block to enable safe VTOL operation and new air mobility in Europe

2 months 2 weeks ago

On 2 July 2019, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) released the first building block to enable the safe operation of hybrid and electrical vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director declared “We are actively engaging with the industry to develop the right technical requirements to take benefit of the new technologies bringing safety and environmental benefits to the community.

EASA initiates a new era of incremental certification for Integrated Modular Avionics

2 months 4 weeks ago

On June 18, 2019, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued the first ETSO-2C153 certificate for an Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) module to THALES AVS France SAS.

With the ETSO-2C153 standard, together with the more recent ETSO-C214 for aircraft functions using an IMA platform, EASA is paving the way of the incremental certification in the domain of IMA. 

Registration is open! Introduction on Declared Training Organisations (DTO)

3 months ago

Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1119 for Declared Training Organisations (DTO) was published on 13 August 2018 and entered into force on 2 September 2018.

The new Part-DTO grants significant alleviations for the general aviation training domain and, compared to the so far existing requirements for training organisations (Part-ORA), a simplified regulatory framework for training organisations providing training for general aviation pilots. 

The new EASA approach for the definition of Level of Involvement (LOI)

3 months 1 week ago

On 3 June 2019, the European Commission has published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/897 amending Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 as regards of the inclusion of risk-based compliance verification and the implementation of requirements for environmental protection.

The main element of this Regulation is an amendment of the certification process in respect of what is commonly referred to as “Level of Involvement (LOI)”.

Easy Access Rules for Aerodromes updated

3 months 3 weeks ago

EASA has updated the Easy Access Rules for Aerodromes, incorporating the amending Regulation (EU) 2018/401 affecting Annex I, as well as the ED Decision 2019/012/R.

This publication includes the current applicable Implementing Rules (IRs), Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC), Certifications Specifications (CS) and Guidance Material (GM) displayed in a consolidated, easy-to-read format, and offers advanced navigation features through links and bookmarks.

EASA gathered aviation safety community at first Safety in Aviation Forum for Europe (SAFE)

4 months ago

A new and exciting event took place in Brussels on 13-15 May 2019: EASA premiered the Safety in Aviation Forum for Europe, or SAFE. SAFE is an innovative conference format that provided an all-round multi-sectorial picture of the safety issues, a focused examination of key risk areas and a toolbox of potential mitigations.

About 250 people from across the European aviation safety community came together to discuss and share their experiences.

4 weeks 1 day ago
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